A fruit with excellent contribution of soluble control fiber that controls cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
Apart from the dietary fibre that helps promote proper digestion, it is a digestive enzyme named Ficin that works efficiently along with other enzymes secreted by your digestive tract in order to digest food quickly. A healthy digestive system is key to losing weight as well as reducing belly fat. This is one of the fig benefits you should not miss out.
This small bell or pear-shaped fruit is commonly available in dried form throughout the year, but as the saying goes, there’s nothing like having it fresh.
Figs provide minerals such as calcium and magnesium, mostly concentrated in dried figs, these minerals help keep the nervous system and musculature system in good condition. The consumption of two or three figs before meals reduces appetite, making it an excellent option for natural weight control. Figs are a good source of natural sugars that help increase energy levels and improve mood. The leaves of the fig tree have a reputation as a natural expectorant, so it is recommended to take an infusion when suffering from respiratory conditions.
As for its consumption we have that the fig is tasted both fresh and dehydrated, and admits several possibilities of transformation: in syrup, in jams, in pasta (used to make cookies), in juice, crystallized, in balsamic vinegars, as an ingredient in chocolate confections and pastry, among others. (Sader)